Lukashenko, Bordyuzha to discuss CSTO meeting preparation

MINSK. September 4. KAZINFORM. Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) Nikolai Bordyuzha will discuss here on Tuesday issues of preparations for meetings of regulatory bodies of the CSTO.

Ahead of the departure for Minsk Bordyuzha said it is his planned trip to Belarus (that is currently presiding in the CSTO) during which he will hold meetings with the top military-political leadership of the republic, including the president, Security Council secretary and defence minister.

"I consider the time of Belarus' CSTO presidency one of the most effective periods in the organisation's activities. Over the past year we have managed to coordinate a large number of documents. In particular, the package on peacekeeping activities, on the creation of new working CSTO bodies - the Antiterrorist Committee, Coordinating Councils for emergency situations, on combating illegal migration, a block of documents on theimprovement of the regulatory framework of military-technical and military-economic cooperation, as well as others," Bordyuzha said, Kazinform cites Itar-Tass.

According to the CSTO secretariat, meetings of the Committee of Secretaries of the Security Councils and Council of Defence Ministers are planned to be held in Bishkek on September 20 and 28, and it is planned to hold a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers and the CSTO summit in Dushanbe on October 4 and 6.

CSTO participants are seven states - Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.